Meeting on situation of children due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine

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At a dialogue meeting of the Child Rights Delegation on 3 March, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Lena Hallengren heard an assessment of the situation of children due to Russia’s aggression against Ukraine.

Lena Hallengren
Lena Hallengren, Minister for Health and Social Affairs Photo: Government Offices of Sweden

“My thoughts are especially with all the children in Ukraine who are affected by the war in the most terrible way. Naturally, the war also affects us here in Sweden; not least, it is important to consider children. They need appropriate information about what’s happening, and adults who listen and explain. Lots of good ideas were raised at the meeting as to how we can best achieve this,” says Ms Hallengren.

The aim of the meeting was to discuss the members’ assessment of the situation of children both in Ukraine and here in Sweden. The discussions were based on three questions, namely whether delegation members:

  • have operations in Ukraine,
  • are involved in the reception of children from the area,
  • and have communicated to children and young people through their channels and social media.

Ms Hallengren highlighted the important role of civil society in creating a strong society. She thanked delegation members for their work and for contributing their perspectives at the meeting and in the ongoing efforts in response to the crisis.